Mosquitoes are dreadful pests that cause dreadful diseases like Dengue and Zika which cause thousands of deaths every year. Do you know there were more than 12,000 dengue cases reported in first 36 weeks of 2017 in Singapore?
Looking at the alarming rate of dengue cases in Singapore you might think about options to save yourself from these dangerous pests lurking in your home and neighbourhood.
Use Mosquito Repellents
One of the more effective ways to combat mosquito menace is using products from an experienced mosquito repellent Singapore company.
Residents have a wide range of choices in mosquito repellents to fight Zika. According to pharmacists, mosquito repellents having an active ingredient like Citronella in the composition which can provide the best protection. It interferes with neurons and locators of mosquitoes an antenna’s that detect chemicals like carbon dioxide and lactic acid, making you invisible to the mosquitoes.
Many pharmacists also recommend the use of mosquito repellents containing Picaridin which is as effective as Deet in protecting against these pesky pests. Mosquito repellents with Picaridin are effective in protecting you from mosquitoes and is considered safe for use even for breastfeeding and pregnant women.
As the name suggests, mosquito repellent sprays and vaporizers are designed to drive away mosquitoes and other small pests away from you. Mosquito repellents does not kill mosquitoes. Hence you are required to use the mosquito repellents regularly to keep mosquitoes away from you.
Clear Your Environment
If you are planning to get rid of mosquitoes from your home and backyard, consider replicating steps used by Mosquito control Singapore companies.
Performing Mosquito control is an effective option to guard against mosquitoes for longer periods. It is done to make the environment pest-free and remove all possible breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Here are some of the basic procedures you can perform to get rid of mosquitoes
- Oiling and Larvaciding to places holding stagnant water
- Making structural changes around home to ensure there are no breeding grounds for mosquitoes formed in the future
- Performing fogging that also kills other pests in your home
According to National Environment Agency, the mosquito problem increases at the year-end and beginning due to warm/wet weather in Singapore and there’s a usually rise in number of Dengue cases during this period. While the Singapore government health agency would take appropriate steps to curb the mosquito population, residents need to also do their bit to ensure there is no stagnant water inside and around their homes, because stagnant water act as a breeding ground for mosquitoes.